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Having Fun With HDR

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I wrote about night photography. In the article I included an image of the Amtrak station in Winter Park, FL, and said I would write more about it in my next submission. Over the last few years I’ve seen the Amtrack station many times and there is nothing remarkable […]

Beating the Intimidation Factor

In my recent article, Six Tips for Finding a Photography Mentor, reader Tropicartist56 posted the following comment: My experience has been that having a Mentor without being able to afford “high end” equipment is frustrating… and also being able to tweak your pics in Photoshop. There are no “natural” photos anymore… if it’s not put […]

Six Tips for Finding a Photography Mentor

Photography is fast becoming a learn-it-yourself craft, but sometimes you just can’t glean all you want from YouTube how-to videos, books, magazines, or even websites like this one. Many people learn best by having things personally explained or physically demonstrated to them. Sometimes, you just really need a person to speak to; an expert in […]

Night Photography–Tips, Tricks & Having Fun

By Steve Russell As photographers, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking and talking about light; the golden light of the first hour or two after sunrise and before sunset, placing the lights just right in a studio and adjusting the light intensity until it’s just right, where and how to bounce a […]

Accessories for the New DSLR Owner

A friend of mine recently got an early Christmas present – a Nikon D90. She was in the process of updating her Wish List and pinged me for suggested accessories for a first-time DSLR owner. 1. First thing’s first. I promptly went out and bought her Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, […]

Product Review – Epson Pro Stylus 3880 Printer

Over the years I’ve purchased various gadgets and toys that I really used and liked. I’ve also purchased things that within days I was asking myself what was I thinking and why did I throw away my money. Rarely, however, have I purchased something that has me saying “Wow” every time I use it. This […]

Learn From Your “Bad” Photographs

For every one great photograph that we post on-line, upload to Flickr, share on Facebook, or show our friends and family, there are twenty “bad” photographs hiding on our hard drives that never see the light of day. The reason? They’re overexposed. Or underexposed. Or composed strangely. Or out of focus. Or just… off. Here […]

Photo Project for Young Families

By Steve Russell This article falls within the “I wish I had done that” category.  After my children were grown and off to college or on their own, a woman I knew showed me a photo album that really made me wish I had done the same thing with my family.  The reason I didn’t was […]

DSLR, or Point and Shoot?

I’ve received several requests for advice lately, on how to decide whether to purchase a D-SLR or a point-and-shoot camera. Some folks are taking advantage of the seasonal sales to get themselves a new toy; some folks are asking for advice before buying a camera for the photographer in their life. As with most things […]

Studio Session -Technical Aspects

By Steve Russell Two weeks ago I posted an article on my first studio session. One post to the article and a few emails and comments from friends asked for more of the technical side of the session and I decided it was a fair request. However, before I go on, let me stress that […]